Glasgow road crash being treated as attempted murder

2 May 2018, 18:19 | Updated: 2 May 2018, 18:20

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Detectives investigating a crash in the north of Glasgow say they are treating the incident as attempted murder.

It follows the discovery of a crashed car in Atlas Road, Springburn, by a paramedic on Tuesday with no-one inside the vehicle.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: "One of our paramedic response vehicles came across an RTC on Atlas Road around 10pm on May 1.

"The vehicle was empty, so the incident was handed across to Police Scotland."

Police received a report of a car blocking Atlas Road at 9.50pm.

Officers found a damaged Vauxhall Vectra in the road which was unoccupied.

Police said that inquiries have shown a blue BMW car deliberately crashed into the back of the Vauxhall Vectra. The BMW then drove off towards Balgrayhill.

The Vectra occupants then left the car and emergency services were contacted.

A 32-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where medical staff say he is in a stable condition. A second man was uninjured.

Atlas Road remains closed while forensic officers carry out a search of the area for evidence.

Detective Inspector Gillian Faulds said: "I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to contact us.

"You may have witnessed the BMW crash into the Vauxhall car or you may have seen the blue BMW speed off after the incident.

"At this stage, we do not know how many people were within the BMW and any detail regarding the car could be vital in our enquiries.

"We are trying to ascertain exactly what has happened here and I'm asking local people to help us."

Officers continue to carry out door-to-door enquiries and review CCTV footage from in and around the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.